Economy of Gabon

Imports
Imports commoditiesmachinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, construction materials
Import partnersFrance 28.2%, China 12.6%, US 9.4%, Belgium 5.8%, Cameroon 4.3% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiescrude oil, timber, manganese, uranium
Export partnersJapan 24.1%, US 17%, Australia 11.3%, India 7.4%, China 5.4%, Spain 4.1% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productscocoa, coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber; cattle; okoume (a tropical softwood); fish
Industrial productspetroleum extraction and refining; manganese, gold; chemicals, ship repair, food and beverages, textiles, lumbering and plywood, cement
Economy
Unemployment20.3 % (2012)20.4 % (2011)20.4 % (2010)
Unemployment of Gabon
GDP - Official Exchange Rate20.0 Billion $ (2013)18.2 Billion $ (2012)18.8 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Gabon
GDP growth rate6.60 % (2013)5.60 % (2012)6.60 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Gabon
GDP per Capita (PPP)19,200 $ (2013)18,100 $ (2012)16,600 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Gabon
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity30.1 Billion $ (2013)27.8 Billion $ (2012)25.2 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Gabon
GDP PPP per land area112 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2013)104 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2012)94,035 $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Gabon
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate3.00 % (2010)4.25 % (2009)4.75 % (2008)
Central bank discount rate of Gabon
Commercial bank prime lending rate15.0 % (2013)15.0 % (2012)15.0 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Gabon
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP3.60 % (2013)3.70 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP63.9 % (2013)64.3 % (2012)
Services % of GDP32.5 % (2013)32.0 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals269 Thousand (2005)244 Thousand (2004)222 Thousand (2003)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Gabon
International tourism, number of departures236 Thousand (2003)219 Thousand (2002)189 Thousand (2001)
International tourism, number of departures of Gabon
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio19.5 % (2005)18.1 % (2004)16.9 % (2003)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Gabon
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)23.2 % of GDP (2013)22.2 % of GDP (2012)22.2 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Gabon
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)17.3 % of GNI (2012)17.1 % of GNI (2011)19.8 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Gabon
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)3.87 % of total external debt (2012)6.65 % of total external debt (2011)6.77 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Gabon
Current Account Balance (Total)1.78 Billion $ (2013)2.69 Billion $ (2012)3.51 Billion $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Gabon
External Debt (Total)3.43 Billion $ (2013)3.20 Billion $ (2012)2.73 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Gabon
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)17.2 % of GDP (2013)17.6 % of GDP (2012)14.5 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Gabon
External Debt per Capita2,054 $ (2013)1,958 $ (2012)1,729 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Gabon